By CCN Markets: Just when it seemed like things are getting back on track for Elon Musk and Tesla, the South African billionaire has shot himself in the foot once again with yet another unfulfilled promise. Musk was supposed to hike the price of Tesla’s full self-driving (FSD) package from August 16 with a James Bond-like upgrade to summon your car, but it seems like he has missed the deadline.
Elon Musk has a history of making big promises but ultimately failing to fulfill them. Had Musk lived up to his words, a self-driving Tesla would have hit the streets back in 2017. But that deadline came and went, and it looks like the Tesla CEO is having a difficult time adding one of the most basic features that a self-driving car can be expected to have.
Musk had initially promised to deliver the ‘smart summon’ feature in August, along with an increase in price of the FSD suite.
But it seems like the feature still needs work, forcing Elon Musk to postpone the price increase. Now that’s a really smart move from the man as no one would have paid him for a feature in which even Tesla doesn’t seem to have confidence at the moment.
The latest delay in launching the summon feature has not gone down well with Tesla watchers, as evident from the responses to Musk’s tweet on Twitter.
One Twitter user reminded Musk of an older tweet posted in November last year and questioned the very existence of the summon feature, while another customer who had purchased FSD last year called him a liar for not delivering, yet again.
There were many users who took a dig at Musk and called out the CEO’s series of failed promises.
One Twitter user raised the valid point about when Tesla plans to deliver the autonomous robo taxi that’s going to make its owners rich while Musk can’t get a simple summon feature working.
Elon Musk had made a big statement a few months ago, saying that he plans to deploy a million robotaxis by the end of 2020. The market caught his bluff then, and Tesla’s failure to develop a simple summon feature is further evidence that his self-driving plans are full of hot air.